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The Updated Wet Dog Food Index

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by SixStar, May 5, 2013.


  1. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    It really depends on what you ultimately decide to do I think.
    If you decide wet food it what you will feed her then make sure she is getting sufficient quantity for her size and weight as these foods are designed not to have anything added. Using a mixer biscuit as well could encourage her to put on weight. You could go half and half with kibble and wet food, again make sure you are feeding the right quantities and keep an eye on her weight. Or you could just add a spoonful of wet food to the kibble, add warm water and stir together and see if that’s acceptable to her, then you could stick with the kibble.

    I would still be inclined to see how long she will hold out before eating what she is given. Put food down, leave for 15 minutes and then take away whether she has eaten or not. Do the same next meal time. Eventually she will cotton on that there’s nothing she considers better coming along and will eat what she is given
     
  2. ClaireLouise18

    ClaireLouise18 PetForums Newbie

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    I started doing this on Monday, she went 2 days without eating anything my vet advised to put some weetabix in dry of course which I did she ate it so did it next meal and nope. We took her out for a walk popped some wet food down and it was gone. Next day I put both down she ate the wet food and left the dry. So have been popping some dry food in with a pouch of wet food, not a lot just a small hand amount. And she is happy with that 3 days now been having that. But I know caeser isn’t a very good food so would like a good wet food. I thought maybe just get wainwright’s as we’ll see if she likes it
     
  3. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Natures menu is good too.
     
  4. ClaireLouise18

    ClaireLouise18 PetForums Newbie

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    Do you feed wet food. Most people feed dry these days. My mum said to drop some ham or chicken in with her kibble. As that is what she does. But I don’t think that’s the answer
     
  5. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    No, don’t need to with greedy golden retrievers. All mine went through a short lived stage at around 7-8 months where they seemingly went off their food which was when I introduced the spoonful of natures menu and warm water into the kibble. One thing I did do was make a big show and dance about what I was doing to sort of hype up the tiny bit of wet food I was adding. Lots of ‘look what I’ve got for you, yum yum,. This is going to be good’ any old nonsense really, combined with lots of stirring and fuss over the dinner bowl. Bowl down and food gone seconds later. I gradually phased out the wet food but continued with the warm water and all the mad stirring and excitement. Nowadays I don’t need to bother and have to use a slow feeder to stop her bolting her food.

    Another way of encouraging reluctant kibble eaters is to make them work for their meals. I sometimes use a Kong Wobbler feeder where the kibble ration is put into the Kong and the dog knocks it about to spill the kibble out of a hole on the side. Mine loves the excitement of batting it about and gobbling up the bits of kibble that tumble out

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/KONG-Wobbl...1543584761&sr=8-1&keywords=kong+wobbler+large
     
  6. BlueJay

    BlueJay Made of bones

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    Spied these in Wilko's today, haven't seen them before!
    Surprisingly don't look bad at all, so for that price I bought AAAAAAALL of them :p

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  7. Liz_Doggo

    Liz_Doggo PetForums Newbie

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    Great thread, lots of useful tips, thanks!
     
  8. Westie Mum

    Westie Mum PetForums VIP

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    Anyone tried naturediet since they changed Packaging to cartons ? ..... dunno what happened, but it smells disgusting. I actually thought they were off :Vomit
     
  9. lullabydream

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    The price has put me off! Maisie was on Nature's diet or forthglade. So I wasn't paying more for different packaging or a rebrand... If the recipe has changed no thank you!
     
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    To be honest, I’m (and Heidi) loving the new Naturediet in tetra packs.
    I threw the towel in with it years ago after the packaging issues and poor customer service. Vowed I’d never use it again.
    If anything it suits Heidi better than it ever did. I heard good things about it, contacted ND, told them I was interested to try again but after past experience etc....... They were lovely and offered to send a selection to try.
    For years the only wet that suits is Butchers so I’m very happy.
    (My local pet shop sells ND £1 each).
     
  11. Westie Mum

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    Thankfully these were about 50 odd pence each at Crufts but yes, I’ve seen they have dramatically increased the price !

    Not sure if the recipe has actually changed or not tbh. But not sure I’ve you’ve had a milkshake from MacDonald’s since they changed to paper straws - they taste totally different now too o_O

    These were the grain free and Purely ones .... the Purely ones smelt even worse than the grain free ones. A very strange smell, like a mixture between poo and sick :Vomit

    That’s great they are working for Heidi - either I got a bad batch or I’m just very nose sensitive :Wideyed
     
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    I had grain free and “with rice” to try. Both suit her. Grain free more so. “With rice” firmed things a little too much. Which has been her issue. She’s been great on 100% Eden but pooh became so firm and small it wasn’t clearing her anal glands - the reason for trying wet again.
    For me it’s back to it’s “steam sterilised” raw days which became lost in their issues.
    I’m going to try the Purely instead of picking out the veg (which doesn’t agree with her).
    I haven’t noticed any nasty whiffs.
     
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    Little-moomin PetForums VIP

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    I am hoping to raw feed, but if I choose not to.. do you feed wet and dry or just wet?

    The options I am looking at are:

    Forthglade
    Natures Menu
    Arden Grange

    :)
     
  14. ladyisla

    ladyisla PetForums Senior

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    You can feed wet and dry. We have Forthglade grain free lamb (only flavour she can eat) and a kibble topper - currently trying the Harringtons grain free lamb Just 6 one from Pets at Home. I guess it's about 70% wet, 30 % dry in a bowl. I added the kibble because the Forthglade on its own did cause some seriously hard poos. Seems to be a happy medium at the moment!
     
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    Yes :) Gosh there is so much food out there, I don't know where to start!
     
  18. Bazzie

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    Just discovered this site and very informative- currently nurturing my 10 yr old Scot with stage 1 renal disease which I have controlled by diet( mix of renal food and other tastier bites). Post surgery now and will not eat renal food at all! Needs building up - only food is Winalot pouches which are low protein / apparently no additives - worried that this will not be ok long term - potassium content not marked either. Appreciate advice
     
  19. Gemmaa

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    Happy to be corrected, but I think Denes senior wet food is good for a renal diet.
     
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